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area o.b.l. of course we mean those with the crowd and lou himself up six out of thirty six of those who were killed were foreign citizens in a video message posted on the same extremist website dulko mot of said that russia could soon see more terrorist attacks and said that the country was in for a year of blood and tears what is remarkable about that particular video is that any document of a sitting next to who it appears to resemble the various you side bombers up to my idea of the well documented is not only russia's most wanted list of most wanted terrorist and most wanted by apple is being is also only internationally stop terrorists guessing started qaida goodly have claimed responsibility for the two in suicide bombing twenty ton bombing on the moscow metro system which claimed the lives of thirty nine people and news also believed to have focused straight at the two thousand and nine bombing of an express train following from moscow to submit
his work. so what's been the reaction to tomorrow's preview address so far. there's been no reaction from russian security forces so far they have refused to comment on the very recent video by dope omar of concerning the idea of the warming at the outboards but meanwhile security has been tightened all across the country because apparently the bombing has rebuilt that gaping holes of security on public transport and these men as we have to look at us be and i'll be to a ministry of investigative to meet a meeting with russian lawmakers at the state duma here in mosco and they're debating on what's a month months could be introduced to the existing law on terrorism oh no monday present vet it was meeting we that russia's police top security officials and we saw some very harsh rhetoric from the president he criticized the work called police. on public transport as the way security was organized was just on
acceptable he also signed a new law on police that is actually a part of a major overhaul of a major reform of russia's interior ministry they'll be serious carts to stop police and also new security standards introduced we also know that russian law made because not long ago were debating a new terror alert system to be introduced on metro stations and train stations and at large airports introduce this system would allow apas beyond police to work together in case of a threat a similar system exists for example in the united states of america. ok with leave it there for now thank you very much indeed for that update. the founder of wiki leaks would face a secret trial and a flagrant denial of his rights if he's extradited from the u.k. to sweden so says during
a saunders defense team london court is hearing evidence on whether he should be handed over to stock over sex crimes allegations or sort of denies any wrongdoing so it's part of a conspiracy to punish him for running his website or images for in the case. this is the second day over today extradition hearing for julian ourselves at the end of which swedish prosecutors will be hoping that they can extradite asked to sweden to face questioning over allegations of rape molestation and unlawful coercion made by two swedish women back in august of last year and julian assange himself has always maintained that these allegations are politically motivated he says that directly follow on from wiki leaks release of u.s. embassy cables which were deeply embarrassing to washington and say therefore the u.s. will do anything to get its hands on him a black box has been applied to my war. on the outside of the black box
has been written the word rope and i hope over the next. we will see the book is in for empty the argument that the defense will be pushing forward focused around us are just human rights they say that his human your rights will be violated if he's extradited to sweden they also say that if he goes to sweden there's a risk that the u.s. will seek either his extradition or they will try to apply illegal rendition to him to take him to the u.s. where he may be held in guantanamo bay or a similar detention facility and they also say that he is at risk of being subject to the death penalty if indeed he is extradited on words to america they're also fighting this on the grounds that he hasn't actually been charged with any crime the swedish prosecution wants to question him about these crimes but they haven't charged him yet and they say that the principle of extradition law is that
suspicion of having committed a crime is not grounds for extradition you actually have to charge somebody however many say that sweden has an incredibly close friendship with the u.s. and say there would be a lot of political pressure to extradite him onward once he gets to stockholm you know what this is the last day of this particular hearing but we're not really expecting a decision to be made today the judge has already said that he may take several weeks to consider this decision and then will be able to appeal if the decision goes against him so we'll have to wait to see how it pans out later on this afternoon. point want us right now of an international lawyer says there are legal loopholes that the u.s. could exploit to try and get to him the songs on that soil. there is a provision in the supplemental treaty between sweden and the united states that sweden could agree to temporarily transfer mr assad to the u.s. to stand trial in the u.s. on u.s.
charges and then at the conclusion of her sating that he would be transferred dock to sweden based upon mutual agreement of the parties my reading of that provision of the supplemental treaty is that the u.s. could hold on to mr of songs if he is convicted in the u.s. so that the charges lodged against them that mr assad does his jail time in the u.s. which could be significant jail time and then afterwards transfer back the sweet. well coming up here a lot a not so neutral switzerland with more spirit travel any other european country an exclusive one trip it's time to funnel say farewell to one of those. specially farmed animals like rabbits are making their contribution to the treatment of diabetes and cancer. two weeks into the street campaign protesters in egypt are still refusing to back down until president quits thousands of square
the lines are being pushed back by the army to get traffic moving banks and some businesses opened but schools remain closed and the curfew is to force government has announced concessions increasing a pay rise for six million public sector workers. the country's vice president. western place where that washington is considered to be a question. it's important to support the transition process announced by the egyptian government actually headed by now vice president. omar so i'm on hardly the words of a neutral broker and worse far removed from the people who had ministration claims to be listening to. dr meg. human rights organization that teaches each option is about democracy he says egyptians don't like superman for the very reason americans
do almost any man is part of the solution we consider american people. want to keep. this little mubarak who was. still. in power in those thirty tarted last year by the u.k.'s telegraph is the most powerful spook in the region so a man is suave sophisticated and fluent in english but the former head of egypt's intelligence service worked for years as the. cia's men in cairo so. extraordinary. terrorists. are among solomon is accused of having been personally involved in torturing suspects this is the problem now in egypt is there's a struggle between not between mubarak and the people but because between the
american cia covert operators of u.s. power around the world and the people are having to try to get mubarak replaced with somebody else it's hard to ignore the fact that the very abuses that drove hundreds of thousands of people into the streets had some assistance from the united states people have collected almost with pride these empty tear gas cylinders that have the words made in the usa written on them and so so much for regime change so a man was as much made in america as the dictator who appointed him and who is now being thrown out by the egyptian people wiki leaks cables show the u.s. administration was grooming him for years as far back as two thousand and seven it had a radio identified him as a possible successor to president mubarak. many of our contacts believe that solely because of his military but drained the least have to figure in any succession scenario and so when obama goes on record and says he gyptian is
must choose for themselves it is not the world any other country to determine egypt's leaders only the egyptian people can do that people here lost because the secretary of state is admitting to something different but we have to do is to set a consistent message this morning the orderly transition that has the. urging you know the way transparent is here very tired but many egyptians are afraid of. and think he's more a dictator they mr mubarak which leaves the united states out in the cold when it has to explain why it's backing him policy r t cairo. now despite its neutral and peaceful image switzerland has a strong military tradition that has europe's highest per capita rate of gun ownership and every male citizen under fifty years old is a reserve soldier but many question why a country that hasn't been seriously involved in any wintry conflict for two
hundred years should have an army at all to sell syria as more. training for combat preparing for war except these soldiers are from neutral switzerland and are unlikely to ever experience wartime combat. more and more the centuries old swiss militia is being child in february the longstanding tradition of keeping a government issued weapon at home as part of military obligations will be put to a vote on whether they should go on keeping their guns at home or store them in public arsenals but that's just one of the arguments local activists like to stuff by day has been pushing for a complete abolition of the armed forces as normal cold war we totally surrounded by the european union which is. militarily speaking totally friendly so we have no war in the me so the army has no reason of being no enemy just a tradition do you think that's what someone should have an army. for.
certainly not a joke guys make fun you know. just play a big war against but we don't. we don't need. a nine hundred eighty nine referendum on the issue revealed that more than a third of the swiss are in favor of dissolution a figure significant enough to pressure the government to take some action to rein in military activity the size of the army and its budget while still a substantial four point five billion dollars have been cut and the option of joining the civil service instead was introduced it's not enough there is a political clout which means that the parliament is made moves a lot of rich people. i mean people war a moment they feel because they feel insecure there's still about two hundred thousand army personnel with compulsory military service for swiss males and private gun ownership for all conscripts living up to
a local saying switzerland does not have an army it is an army not a pleasant prospect for young draftees like adrian feller who just don't see the point. to shoot. this was. all. in my opinion normally to get some kind of false security you say well i saw two army can do and they do anything against terrorists and the can't do anything to social problems and disorder so why should we are about five billion of swiss francs for something to help us solve the problems we have the arguments are there get the serious with jordi still cannot imagine a nation without their men in uniform. not only the political left supporting i believe we're still a minority in this country it's hard to convince the population because it's really
a tradition that is deeply rooted in the sleaze psyche plus there's the rise of populism and demagoguery it worries me. that many swiss feel that abolishing the armed forces is a kid to letting go of a tradition of losing that sense of security real or imagined so does a neutral country with no enemies really need an army while support for abolition is elusive the question has been asked and the debate is about to continue just are still here r.t. switzerland was her son's army may not have any of the stories but we have a story online about one man that's with human rights activists would like to bring to justice the former u.s. president george w. bush has called off his trip to switzerland to concern protests about. and that's on our web site. thirteen characters competing for the top of the sochi winter olympics mascot a big reveals to find out more about them both from your partner you can head to a website called pouring into.
on the dot com. the russian foreign ministry is looking into claims for a british newspaper reported he was denied entry into russia the guardian's moscow correspondent who carding says he was held in a cell for forty five minutes to hear roth at the airport newspaper added that his passport was returned and only off to boarding a plane back to london the guardian says harding had a valid visa which was an old. brief look now at some other world headlines for you lawyers for the leader of liberia charles taylor stormed out of his trial in eight they came off the prosecutor's refuse to accept a written some. this defense case in the stands accused of bombing rebels in syria exchanged for so-called diamonds has lost three years with verdict expected and to the snow if convicted terrible service sentence in the u.k.
. britain's former labor government has come under fire for a preview they do make good use of could be called was released after the us it. was the room of exclusion of ninety eight that killed two hundred seventy people and was sentenced to life in prison but returned to their beer in two thousand and nine compassionate grounds report just released by the present government says the u.k.'s commercial interests in the country were the driving force behind the. military officers from the two koreas have sat down for talks for months of high tensions on the peninsula pyongyang and so broke contact late last year when the north responded to what responded in a territory by shelling a south korean island the talks which took place in the town inside of the winterizing will lead to higher level dialogue between both countries defense ministers. and far far there is battling to bushfires near perth in australia's
west coast brought the flames under control the blazes destroyed sixty homes and dozens more damaged officials haven't declared the situation safe yet warning residents to be vigilant meanwhile cities on the country's east coast continue to struggle with flooding prime minister who's moved to tears one to live in a tribute in parliament thirty five people died in floods. goats sheep and rabbits are making a contribution to modern medicine. governments are helping pharmaceutical companies produce drugs to treat diabetes and cancer it's a groundbreaking sides known as transgenic farming sarah first discovered. just how do you rabbits more importantly why would you want to. risk the genetic and modify driblets produce a very valuable drug in their milk which is used in treating cancer. here's
a scientific research center on the outskirts of moscow these animals are aging scientists cutting edge research welcome to the pioneering new wells of farming pharmaceuticals this is where the alamo. these worms ordinary rabbits but if we gaze through into the next three and you've got the transgenic or genetically modified ones these guys that are proving so vital in the discovery and development of new treatments for diseases. whilst it might sound strange the milk of transgenic animals has already been used to successfully treat patients and it's not just rabbits around the world traditional farming now morphing into by a farming fantasy two companies are now turning to other domestic animals in new ways to produce drugs it's a breakthrough in fairness you know we want to get to the point where we can have.
producing the same drug in their milk. at the moment this research center doesn't have the funding to produce more than a few of the genetically modified species that rabbits remain the main source of research regulation bodies in the e.u. and the us is slowly starting to allow drugs produced by transgenic animals onto the market but it's slow progress russia especially lack of guidelines and solid regulation in this area mean it remains a controversial issue. we feel that playing with genes could be dangerous variables when people haven't fully studied all the erected to remake needs from cheap to resource provided by farming continues to grow these guys produce see very well end up in your medicine cabinet so they're. going. to cross over to the business desk with korea.
and welcome to business good to have you with us the russian energy major gas promise reportedly in talks with the world that shell to widen their global alliance sources close to the goetia asian side on bloomberg say europe's biggest oil company may offer gazprom assets in asia and return to shell wants to expand the liquefied gas part of the twenty six twenty two billion dollars project to one market in china and india shall we also gain access to new offshore fields to supply the. bond currently show host twenty seven percent and gas from fifty percent of salary to which now calls for five percent of global production of energy. now it's been the worst start to the year for precious metals for two decades but analysts say there's still reasons to be bullish even bank of switzerland says the dust will demand for silver could be the strongest since the ninety's the bank also expects hedge funds to continue buying gold on the world
central bank will add to that bullion reserves for the third year in a row to mccutcheon from a vocal gold was a gold bull at the end of last year says he still positive. the thing about gold this very hard to put your thumb on is that it's really not a commodity it's money it's basically a medium a transaction in the way of storing wealth in absolute terms to give you an idea of the what's been happening in the past two months china's import over two hundred tons of gold so basically take the entire production of russia china is consumed in two months it's norma's figure it's all private individuals not mentioning you know national banks. so china is bringing in money in the of course is a huge tradition of buyer of gold. basically for the first time in many many years central banks have been buyers of gold in two thousand and ten so you know it's really all about the marginal buyer and it's right now what we have is gold production is more or less flat or declining it has been declining for the past
fifteen years. and so it's really a question of how many people are willing to hold their savings in u.s. treasuries for example or another a fixed income instruments or they want to hold an absolute store of wealth and buy gold so it's really hard to put a price target on it but i can tell you that it's very unlikely it's going to go down more than go. take a look at the markets european stock markets are trading make this hour the footsies down point four percent on the dax getting nearly a quarter to make. up four point four percent of the netherlands fourth quarter results also trading higher group an extraordinary point one point nine percent and one a half percent respectively after each with results. here in russia the markets are trading them back this hour the r.t.s. has gained half a percent while the lies it's likely our energy majors are the biggest losers in the seas north. of monday's shot losses as news of the suspension of its share
buyback program continues to weigh on the stock meanwhile though with crude prices pulling down the energy sector all has suffered four consecutive days of losses. and look down over one percent. now all in all it's been a tough start to the week for russia's equity markets fears over inflation are undermining sentiment as to monday from a christian financial corporation explains. the fronts of most investors' minds now is inflation especially after we saw john reason for ation numbers coming out at the end of last week it's very difficult for the market to believe that inflation is not going to be a big problem this year for russian equities and at the high levels of inflation on one side or in part at the margins of victory of russian miners russia still aims. on the other side but the government's reaction to high levels of inflation is going to imply a stronger ruble which is going to impact the earnings of exports as. wasn't banks
all the value of the household deposits grow by a third last year the total amount of all deposits of russian banks we each week hundred thirty four billion dollars is what will interest rates in some banks being lower than the weight of inflation let's first still prefer to save money in the national currency. and that's all the business update for now but stay with us for headline news up next.
put a year without every kind of on the headlines of russia's most wanted man to whom our old eggs were sponsibility for the moscow airport bombing that killed thirty six people in a video addressed of interest on an extremist website such an old cells we sent suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowd. she did our soldiers no is well nothing we can expound that would face a biased trial in flagrante not justice if handed over to sweden stockholm insists on his extradition a sex assault charges which the song denies. and the u.s. lends its support for egypt's vice president to take the nation out of the crisis
in an orderly manner the people figure swapping president hosni mubarak for us women could see the country leaping off the frying pan into the fire. when our special report we find out about the silent casualty of war be environment scarred nuns and wounded lives is coming up next here on alt. displacement is another of war's consequences the forced migration of civilians has profound impacts on the natural environment this image was taken in one thousand nine hundred six after the tens of million government decided to close camps for rwandan refugees the column of refugees in this photo stretched for twenty seven miles toward the rwandan border. these women are i.d.p.'s internally displaced persons.